We’ve got beautiful weather ahead – and Portlanders know better than most that you have to take advantage of every sunny day, especially this time of year! Here’s some things to do to while you’re out and about this weekend…
Hockey – Winterhawks vs. Medicine Hat: October 8th
This weekend, catch our very own Winterhawks as they take on the Medicine Hat. The PNW loves their sports teams, and hockey season has just begun! Tickets are available here for this weekend’s game at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest: October 7th-9th
This old-fashioned fall festival brings together more than 125 vendors offering local produce and food products, beverages, plus arts and crafts. Held along the scenic Hood River waterfront, this is the Columbia River Gorge’s biggest celebration of the region’s incredible fall bounty. Festival-goers can load up on boxes of Hood River favorites, including fresh pears, apples, pumpkins, berries and flowers, and a wide variety of local foods, from pies and jams to smoked salmon and chocolate-covered cherries. Hood River Valley Harvest Fest is also a great place to get a jump-start on holiday shopping, thanks to numerous local artisans.
H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival: October 7th-9th
The works of H.P. Lovecraft had a tremendous impact on horror fiction, both literature as well as cinematography and video games. He is known as the father of cosmic horror (aka Lovecraftian horror) within the horror genre. The 27th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival is coming back with a live, in-person show at the Hollywood Theatre with a streaming component that may include several of the films in the theater and streaming-exclusive programs.
Portland Open Studios: October 8-9th (FREE Event)
Portland is known for its thriving creative community, which embraces mediums including painting, photography, ceramics, woodworking and jewelry making. For two weekends every October, visitors can witness more than 100 local artists’ creative processes during Portland Open Studios. POS was started in 1998 by Portland painter Kitty Wallis. The citywide event takes place in the personal studios of painters, photographers, printmakers, jewelry designers and other talented craftspeople. Attendees lead themselves on self-guided tours, visiting creative workspaces ranging from living rooms and converted sheds to shared industrial warehouses.